SLT goes for cloud computing service
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the premier ICT solutions provider launched
its cloud computing service, 'akaza' recently.
The launch took place at the company's Customer Forum organised for
government institutions, at Water's Edge, Battaramulla.
Akaza provides end-to-end cloud computing services empowering
business organisations with enhanced agility, quick service delivery and
cost efficiencies while providing maximum ROI and improved scalability.
Group Chief Executive Officer, SLT, Lalith de Silva said, "SLT's
cloud computing solution akaza is definitely a paradigm shift in which
Sri Lankan users store, access, and use data by remote means using the
The state-of-the-art broadband deployment of SLT that promotes
consistent, uninterrupted, high-speed internet is the single most
important component for the success of cloud computing in Sri Lanka."
"Our ambition is to fuel GoSL's mandate for national economic
progress envisioning a SMART Sri Lanka and going global with the SLT
akaza cloud platform," he said.
"Today, around the globe, high-end enterprises, private and public
institutions, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses
tap into cloud computing to lower their costs and increase
productivity," de Silva said.
"We see a huge potential in this area coupled with SLT's superior
broadband connectivity via FTTx, ADSL 2+, VDSL 2 and 4G LTE access
technologies," he said.
Akaza is a full-fledged cloud platform that enables diverse
businesses ranging from top enterprises, small and medium sized
enterprises (SMEs), micro level business organisations and government
institutions and mobile customers to leverage on SLT's vast ICT
resources which includes being connected to the largest fibre optic
backbone infrastructure in the country.
It eliminates the need for organisations to invest heavily in large
servers, data centres and complicated software and technical experts,
and thus gives organisations the freedom to focus their capital and
energies on their core business.
With the current transformation that Sri Lanka is going through and
the economic development in the country, akaza will help SMEs and micro
level businesses to expand with economical infrastructure solutions and
minimum capital investment.
The state-of-the-art services offered by akaza includes:
Infrastructure as a service (IAAS) platform that provides shared
computing power to customers. SLT's IAAS platform is spread across the
company's top tier internet data centres (iDC) at SLT headquarters and
Through akaza, customers will be connected to SLT's enterprise block
storage It comprises an easy to use, self service and web based
management interface, which gives customers control on creating and
managing their own virtual data centre and virtual servers.
It provides support for sharing disks between multiple virtual
Dedicated firewalls and load balancers enhance security and
distribute traffic among customers' dedicated cloud servers. SLT also
has a dedicated Cloud Expert team to provide support and assistance to
SLT will soon enhance cloud computing services to offer a range of
other services such as platform-as-a-service (PAAS),
software-as-a-service (SAAS) and desktop-as-a-service (DAAS) platforms